Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy can be a Radiologic Mimicker of Multiple SclerosisRaed Ismail*, Nuhad Abou Zeid and Samia Khoury
Department of Neurology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
- Corresponding Author:
- Raed Ismail
Department of Neurology
American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 28, 2014; Accepted date: April 23, 2014; Published date: April 28, 2014
Citation: Ismail R, Zeid NA and Khoury S (2014) Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy can be a Radiologic Mimicker of Multiple Sclerosis. J Neurol Neurophysiol S12:015. doi:10.4172/2155-9562.S12-015
Copyright: © 2014 Ismail R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Many neurologic and non-neurologic diseases can mimic Multiple Sclerosis. One of these conditions is silent
perinatal ischemic injury, which can mimic MS on brain MRI. Here, we present 3 cases of patients who presented to
the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, NC, USA, with
nonspecific neurologic symptoms and brain MRI findings that mimic MS. After an extensive workup and thorough
history, these patients recall having a prolonged and difficult delivery, which was the most probable cause of their
MRI findings given their distribution and their characteristics on MRI.